View Poll Results: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    No one said you have to stand next to someone that smokes or sit in an establishment that would allow it. What makes you so morally superior that allows you the right to deny another the use of a legal substance in a restaurant or bar or deny a business owner the choice of offering a smoke free establishment or allow smoking?
    Well the general good of society due to the public health risk. No one should be able to opt out of a vaccine for the same reason, they are a goddamned public health risk.

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    my second favorite waitress of all time at a TGIF was a former nurse (she waited tables after her husband got transferred to Cincinnati). She hated smoking but she always worked in the smoking section. I said-Jenny why do you work in that section-she said easy-smokers tip a lot better-especially 28 year old really gorgeous servers
    The bolded certainly seems to be true. Perhaps I should give up nursing, and wait tables.
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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well the general good of society due to the public health risk. No one should be able to opt out of a vaccine for the same reason, they are a goddamned public health risk.
    You need to work on that collectivist mindset you are stuck in. You can do it. Individualism brings such liberties with it, and when you stand up for the liberties of others you protect your own. Cheers!

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The bolded certainly seems to be true. Perhaps I should give up nursing, and wait tables.
    she was maybe the prettiest female friend I ever had. quiet, brilliant, and really kind. But she got great tips for looking stunning in a short black skirt. and smokers tended to tip that far better than the families who were in the non smoking section.



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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The bolded certainly seems to be true. Perhaps I should give up nursing, and wait tables.
    Don't do it. You'll be sorry!

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    You need to work on that collectivist mindset you are stuck in. You can do it. Individualism brings such liberties with it, and when you stand up for the liberties of others you protect your own. Cheers!
    It is the job of the government to pass legislation for the good of society and anti-smoking legislation is an example of that. It is a ****ing disgusting activity that damages pblic health.

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    she was maybe the prettiest female friend I ever had. quiet, brilliant, and really kind. But she got great tips for looking stunning in a short black skirt. and smokers tended to tip that far better than the families who were in the non smoking section.
    I have found that smokers tend to be much better tippers, no matter what the waitress/waiter looked like, as long as service was good.
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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I have found that smokers tend to be much better tippers, no matter what the waitress/waiter looked like, as long as service was good.
    that's true but being cute doesn't hurt!



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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I have found that smokers tend to be much better tippers, no matter what the waitress/waiter looked like, as long as service was good.
    Based on my observations in working in and owning restaurants many years ago, I believe this is true. Many smokers view sitting around and smoking while eating & drinking as something of a relaxing and fun social event, and thus are more free with their gratitude.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should cigarette smoking be allowed in some bars & restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    It is the job of the government to pass legislation for the good of society and anti-smoking legislation is an example of that. It is a ****ing disgusting activity that damages pblic health.
    No you are wrong sugar. If a substance is deemed legal the federal government has no constitutional right to hinder a business owner in making decisions whether to allow smoking or not. State governments take such things to the vote of the people. They often forget it is a legal substance. If they are so damn against it why do they keep voting for all those increases in sin taxes? They as states actually have the right to ban the substance if they wish. But you don't see the hypocrites do that now do you? In fact most of those who vote for increases in the sin tax and bans on smoking in public are social conservatives or control freak liberals. And if you were to take a poll within their congregations who often frown on the use of tobacco and alcohol you would find a good portion of the congregations taking prescription drugs to ease their pain and anxieties. I call that hypocrites what about you?
    Last edited by vesper; 11-22-13 at 12:37 AM.

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